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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on Startup Day Across America: “On Startup Day Across America, we celebrate new business ventures who are innovating and creating, solving problems and bringing new products and services to big cities and small towns throughout our nation. “American ingenuity knows no bounds, and the resilience and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs across our country during the last year and a half are testament to that fact. But big thinkers and hard workers still need support for their plans to grow and thrive, and the Small Business Administration is proud to be a go-to resource helping to connect startups to
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responds with Record Number of Fourth Mission Assignments to assist America during Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responds with Record Number of Fourth Mission Assignments to assist America during Pandemic | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 17, 2021)

    Washington - - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, since March 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs has completed 150 Fourth Mission assignments nationwide.

    COVID-19 mission assignments are carried out in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

    Assignments range in scope from:
    • Deploying staff to other VA facilities.
    • Placing VA staff in community medical and long-term care facilities.
    • Caring for civilian in-patients at VA facilities.
    • Helping local governments in need of COVID-19 testing, vaccines and staff.
    “VA nurses, doctors and other staff have volunteered for more than 5,000 deployments supporting missions in State Veterans Homes,...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor announces - - - America's Recovery - - Powered by Inclusion - - - is 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme

    U.S. Department of Labor announces 'America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion' is 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the theme for 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” Held each October, the annual commemoration raises awareness about disability employment issues, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

    Selected by the department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the theme’s annual spring announcement helps the nation’s employers, disability advocates and other organizations plan their observances. As ODEP celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021, it encourages all types of employers and community organizations, advocacy groups
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  • Biden-Harris Administration Outlines - - - America the Beautiful - - - Initiative

    Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative | site |



    Initial report details vision for 10-year locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: May 6, 2021)

    Today the Biden-Harris administration outlined a vision for how the United States can work collaboratively to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. The recommendations are contained in a report released today, outlining a locally led and voluntary nationwide conservation goal to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. The report calls for a decade-long effort to support locally led and voluntary conservation and restoration efforts across public, private, and Tribal lands and waters in order to create jobs and strengthen the economy’s foundation;
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  • Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges

    Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges | site |



    Airlines expected to buy 2,610 airplanes, valued at $365 billion, through 2039

    Travel within South America projected to overtake passenger volume between Central and North America



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: February 24, 2021) Seattle, Feb. 24, 2021 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects demand for 2,610 new airplanes in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two decades. The new forecast reflects the near-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the long-term fundamentals for air travel. Single-aisle commercial models will comprise 90% of this airplane demand, reflecting the expansion of affordable travel opportunities across and within the region. This 20-year market for commercial aircraft is valued at $365 billion, according to Boeing’s 2020 Comm...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 17, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is seeking applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s priorities including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly addressing climate change and racial equity. The funding available for this year’s grants totals approximately $889 million. The Department recognizes the role that infrastructure investment plays in economic development and job creation, and the a...
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  • AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis

    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis

    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis | site |


    (Information contained in AFL-CIO press release: November 30, 2020)

    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the passing of Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Larry Willis: The collective hearts of America’s labor movement, particularly transportation unions, are broken by the tragic death of our brother, TTD President Larry Willis. Larry brought a love of workers and a deep understanding of transportation issues to his leadership of TTD. He paid incredible attention to detail, always looking for opportunities to win more power and prosperity for the working people who move America. As a lawyer, congressional staff member, policy expert and worker advocate, Larry was respected across the aisle and throughout our movement. Larry’s passing is a reminder that we cannot take a single day for granted, and the AFL-CIO will honor his memory by fighting
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  • CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil | site |


    (October 29, 2020) - - Today, October 29, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities. “The United States is one of the strongest advocates of global health security in the world, in addition to being the single largest bilateral health donor, and these commitments have special importance within our own hemisphere,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II said at the opening event. “Creating the CDC South American Regional Office is vital to building a ...
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  • U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making “988” America’s New National Suicide Prevention Number | site |



    (October 17, 2020) - - Today, October 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the following information: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act: “People in distress and in need of timely care should face the fewest obstacles possible to get help. The bill President Trump signed today will soon make it easier for those at risk to be quickly connected to a trained responder and will help save lives.” Currently, anyone in need of timely crisis suicide prevention resources can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 1-800-273-8255. Veterans who call that number can press 1 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Line. During the ...
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  • America Stands for Freedom

    America Stands for Freedom

    America Stands for Freedom | site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information:


    SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE VIRTUAL REMARKS AT THE IRI DINNER AND JOHN S. MCCAIN FREEDOM AWARD CEREMONY OCTOBER 13, 2020 (As Prepared) Good evening, IRI. Dr. Twining, Senator Sullivan, thank you for those introductions. And thanks to the IRI board and staff for this honor. I’m truly humbled. I’m just sorry that we couldn’t physically be together tonight. I have the award here with me. I’m looking forward to showing it off to 1998’s honoree, my fellow Kansan, Bob Dole. I’m sure he’ll say that IRI’s standards must be slipping. Before I continue, I want to acknowledge Roberta McCain, the mother of the man for whom this award is named. To John’s family, including his beloved wife, Cindy, the Pompeos send our sincere condolences for her passing yesterday. Rober
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  • USDA Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America | site |


    USDA says "Trump Administration Keeps Promise to Cut Red Tape and Increase Private Investment in America’s Rural Communities"


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the department’s four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. “Rural America needs a mix of public and private partnerships and investments to build stronger, healthier communities,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is cutting red tape and streamlining private investment so w
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers

    U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers| site |








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    (May 14, 2020) - - Today (May 14, 2020), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. “America’s truckers are doing a heroic job keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented time and these rules will provide ...
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  • SBA Administrator Carranza Applauds President’s Efforts to Reduce Public Health Barriers and Protect America’s Small Businesses

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Carranza Applauds President’s Efforts to Reduce Public Health Barriers and Protect America’s Small Businesses| site |




    (March 16, 2020) - - On March 13, 2020 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published the following information: WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency: “The President’s decision to declare a national emergency represents another significant and very important step in reducing barriers to public health and protecting America’s 30 million small businesses from the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The President’s declaration, coupled with the Administration’s unprecedented efforts to mobilize and involve the full force of the federal government and the private sector — including leaders in science, medicine, transportation, finance and business ...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today spoke at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where she announced new transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing technologies to improve safety for the traveling public and first responders. “These safety initiatives will make a difference in saving lives and help prevent injuries among first responders and all road users,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Today, Secretary Chao announced the next phase of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program. PARTS II expands participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70% of the U.S. automobile market a...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maps America’s High Levels of Inactivity

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maps America’s High Levels of Inactivity| site |


    Physical inactivity differs by state, region, race, and ethnicity


    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information:

    All states and territories had more than 15% of adults who were physically inactive and this estimate ranged from 17.3 to 47.7%, according to new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Physical inactivity for adults is defined as not participating in any leisure-time physical activities over the last month – activities such as running, walking for exercise, or gardening. State and territory-level estimates of physical inactivity range from 17.3% of people in Colorado to 47.7% in Puerto Rico. In seven states and two territories (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Celebrates Startup Day Across America | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman released the following statement on Startup Day Across America: “On Startup Day Across America, we celebrate new business ventures who are innovating and creating, solving problems and bringing new products and services to big cities and small towns throughout our nation. “American ingenuity knows no bounds, and the resilience and resourcefulness of entrepreneurs across our country during the last year and a half are testament to that fact. But big thinkers and hard workers still need support for their plans to grow and thrive, and the Small Business Administration is proud to be a go-to resource helping to connect startups to
    ...
    08-20-2021, 04:24 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responds with Record Number of Fourth Mission Assignments to assist America during Pandemic
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responds with Record Number of Fourth Mission Assignments to assist America during Pandemic | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 17, 2021)

    Washington - - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, since March 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs has completed 150 Fourth Mission assignments nationwide.

    COVID-19 mission assignments are carried out in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

    Assignments range in scope from:
    • Deploying staff to other VA facilities.
    • Placing VA staff in community medical and long-term care facilities.
    • Caring for civilian in-patients at VA facilities.
    • Helping local governments in need of COVID-19 testing, vaccines and staff.
    “VA nurses, doctors and other staff have volunteered for more than 5,000 deployments supporting missions in State Veterans Homes,...
    06-18-2021, 08:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor announces - - - America's Recovery - - Powered by Inclusion - - - is 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor announces 'America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion' is 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the theme for 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” Held each October, the annual commemoration raises awareness about disability employment issues, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

    Selected by the department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the theme’s annual spring announcement helps the nation’s employers, disability advocates and other organizations plan their observances. As ODEP celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021, it encourages all types of employers and community organizations, advocacy groups
    ...
    05-20-2021, 02:32 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Biden-Harris Administration Outlines - - - America the Beautiful - - - Initiative
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Biden-Harris Administration Outlines “America the Beautiful” Initiative | site |



    Initial report details vision for 10-year locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: May 6, 2021)

    Today the Biden-Harris administration outlined a vision for how the United States can work collaboratively to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. The recommendations are contained in a report released today, outlining a locally led and voluntary nationwide conservation goal to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. The report calls for a decade-long effort to support locally led and voluntary conservation and restoration efforts across public, private, and Tribal lands and waters in order to create jobs and strengthen the economy’s foundation;
    ...
    05-13-2021, 06:52 AM
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    Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges | site |



    Airlines expected to buy 2,610 airplanes, valued at $365 billion, through 2039

    Travel within South America projected to overtake passenger volume between Central and North America



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: February 24, 2021) Seattle, Feb. 24, 2021 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects demand for 2,610 new airplanes in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two decades. The new forecast reflects the near-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the long-term fundamentals for air travel. Single-aisle commercial models will comprise 90% of this airplane demand, reflecting the expansion of affordable travel opportunities across and within the region. This 20-year market for commercial aircraft is valued at $365 billion, according to Boeing’s 2020 Comm...
    03-05-2021, 08:10 PM

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